Last Friday, January 20, the Brooksville Writers’ Group hosted an evening of readings at the Rising Sun Bistro and Market in downtown Brooksville. The relaxed atmosphere of the popular café was a perfect setting for this author showcase. The readings included a variety of poetry and prose.
Don Kafrissen who spearheaded the event stated, “This was a great opportunity to meet talented local authors, hear them discuss their work and purchase their books if you wanted to.”
Al Svoboda, an artist and poet and Johanna Bolton, an author with six published novels under her belt were among the presenters. Also included were Mary Shelton, a playwright and Dr. Ken Fischer, a clinical neuropsychologist. Christine Cock, a conservationist; Jill Svoboda, an editor; and Marlene Becker, a horse and dog breeder also read. Don Kafrissen, a retired Navy veteran and self-proclaimed “car guy,” rounded out the evening.
The Brooksville Writers’ Group, established in 2003 by Kafrissen, meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
“We’re a diverse group made up of people who write in a variety of genres including mystery, science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction and poetry,” Kafrissen states.
Although, many of the members are published authors, anyone is welcome to join. The group occasionally publishes an anthology of members work’ entitled Mosaic. The next issue will be coming out this year.
Brooksville Writers’ Group has its own publishing company as well as experts that can help aspiring authors publish their books. These professionals aid with everything from formatting and editing to graphic design and layout. International Digital Book Publishing Industries (IDBPI) provides ISBN numbers so that your book can be sold in retail outlets and online. The company offers print along with E-Book format.
For further information on the Brooksville Writers’ Group contact Don Kafrissen at 352-796-4379. You can also go to https://idbpi.wordpress.com/ for more details.